1 Equestrian Australia Limited General Regulations . Effective 19 October 2016 . The Equestrian Australia General Regulations may also be found on the Equestrian Australia Website: Equestrian Australia General Regulations 1. Based on the General Regulations of the F d ration Equestre Internationale Equestrian Australia Limited ( EA'). ABN 19 077 455 755. Effective 19 October 2016 . Copyright Equestrian Australia Limited These Rules & Regulations cannot be reproduced in whole, or in part without the permission of Equestrian Australia . These Rules & Regulations cannot be used either in principle, in whole, or in part for the judging of Competition unless the Organising Committee or body is affiliated to Equestrian Australia Equestrian Australia General Regulations 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION 5. Article 99 General Regulations and Sport Rules 5. Chapter I Equestrian Activity, Events and Competitions 6.
2 Article 100 EA Activity Classification 6. Article 101 International Events 6. Article 102 EA National ( Australian ) Championships and other Named EA Events & Competitions 7. Article 103 State and Regional Events 7. Article 104 Local Activities/Events/Competitions 7. Article 105 FEI-Named Events 8. Article 106 Allocation of National Championships and Other Major Events 8. Article 107 Competitions 8. Article 108 Titles of Events/Competitions 9. Article 109 Organisation of Events 9. Article 110 Schedules for Events 10. Article 111 Events with Borrowed Horses 10. Article 112 The Official Calendar 11. Chapter II Participation of Athletes and Horses 12. Article 113 Membership and Athlete Licenses 12. Article 114 Horse Identification at Events 12. Article 115 Invitations 12. Article 116 Entries 12. Article 117 Selection of Australian Representative Teams and Individuals 13. Article 118 Persons Responsible 13.
3 Article 119 Nationality Status of Athletes for International Events 14. Article 120 Chefs d'Equipe 14. Article 121 Declaration of Starters 14. Article 122 Dress and Salute 15. Article 123 - (intentionally left blank.) 15. Article 124 Young Riders, Juniors, Children and Veterans 15. Chapter III Ceremonies Prizes and Expenses 16. Article 125 Ceremonies 16. Article 126 Prizes 16. Article 127 Allocation of Prizes 16. Article 128 Distribution of Prizes 16. Article 129 EA Medals 17. Article 130 EA Cups/Trophies 17. Article 131 Expenses 17. Article 132 Privileges 17. Article 133 Commercial Rights (Also refer to Event Sanctioning Policy and other relevant EA Policies) 18. Article 134 Sponsorship 18. Article 135 Advertising and Publicity on Athletes and Horses 18. Chapter V Horses 20. Equestrian Australia General Regulations 3. Article 136 Age and Definition of Horses and Ponies 20. Article 137 Horse Registration and Identification 20.
4 Article 138 Names of Horses 20. Article 139 Owners and Lessees 21. Chapter VI Protection of Athletes and Horses 22. Article 140 - Protection of Athletes 22. Article 141 - Protection of Horses 22. Article 142 Abuse of Horses 22. Article 143 Medication Control, Anti-Doping and Protection of Athletes 22. Chapter VII Event Officials 23. Article 144 Judges 23. Article 145 - (Intentionally left blank.) 23. Article 146 - (Intentionally left blank.) 23. Article 147 - (Intentionally left blank.) 23. Article 148 - (Intentionally left blank.) 23. Article 149 Ground Juries Appointment 23. Article 150 Appeal Committee 23. Article 151 Course Designers 24. Article 152 Technical Delegates 24. Article 153 Appointment of Technical Delegates 25. Article 154 Veterinary Delegates 25. Article 155 Stewards 25. Article 156 Status and Liability of Officials 25. Chapter VIII The EA Legal System (Please note: This section is still very much under construction as some of EA By-Laws and related legal systems are also under review.)
5 26. Article 157 Preamble 26. Article 158 Conflict of Interest 26. Article 159 Ground Jury Duties 26. Article 160 Appeal Committee Duties 27. Article 161 Judicial Committees 28. Article 162 Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) 28. Article 163 Protests 28. Article 164 Reports 29. Article 165 Appeals 29. Article 166 Deposits 29. Article 167 Recording Protests, Appeals and Penalties 30. Article 168 Time of Implementation of Decisions 30. Article 169 Penalties 30. Appendix A Definitions 32. Equestrian Australia General Regulations 4. INTRODUCTION. As from the date of publication of the present edition of the General Regulations , all other texts covering the same matter (in Sport Rules, previous editions, official minutes or any memoranda) issued prior to this date, are superseded. Article 99 General Regulations and Sport Rules 1. These General Regulations (GRs) are published under the authority of the EA National Board.
6 2. The General Regulations (GRs) are established so that individual Athletes and teams of Athletes may compete against each other under fair and equal conditions with the Welfare of the Horse as paramount. 3. The GRs and Sport Rules govern the conduct of all Equestrian activities and Events organised by affiliated or licensed organisations or by or on behalf of the Equestrian Australia (EA). 4. Sport Rules are published, under the authority of the National Board, for each of the Sports. 5. FEI Veterinary Regulations and EA Equine Anti-Doping and Medication Control Rules are published to protect the health and wellbeing of horses and to enable Athletes to participate in Equestrian Competitions under fair and equal conditions. 6. Special Regulations are established to govern the conduct of National Championships, and Special Events or Series or Competitions. They are published under the authority of the National Board and National Sport Committees (NSCs).
7 7. The GRs, Sport Rules and Special Regulations apply to Equestrian Events and/or Competitions organised by persons or bodies affiliated to EA, or otherwise under the jurisdiction of EA. 8. Sport Rules and Special Regulations must be read in conjunction with the GRs. In cases of conflict of interpretation between the provisions of the Sport Rules or Special Regulations , the principles of the GRs will take precedence. 9. Officials recognised by EA are responsible for the implementation by OCs of all GRs and Rules. 10. All EA affiliated groups and all OCs must abide by the GRs and Rules when organising any Event or Competition. 11. In cases of doubt about the interpretation of Articles or their application to particular circumstances, OCs should obtain a ruling from the EA National Office. Equestrian Australia General Regulations 5. Chapter I Equestrian Activity, Events and Competitions Article 100 EA Activity Classification 1.
8 Official and Closed Equestrian activity conducted under the relevant sport rules may be classified as either Competitive activity; Participation activity or Restricted activity and must abide by the respective conditions as stated below;. Event/A Discipline Specific Activity Conditions ctivity Dressage Jumping Eventing Show Horse Vaulting Driving Interschools type Grand Prix Must be an EA. Intermediate II Competitor Intermediate I member Prix St George Horse must hold Competitive Advanced EA Full Horse Medium Registration Elementary Must meet state Novice 3 Star competition Prelim 2 Star National Open National licence 1 Star Championship Advanced Championship requirements Official events FEI Para- and EvA105 State HOY Intermediate FEI Level State Equestrian above EvA95 Championship Novice competition Championship Novice and EvA80 Affiliated Pre-novice Non-FEI Regional Must be minimum Prelim below events* Preliminary levels and Events** EA Participant Prep Barrel training member events EA Horse Participation EA National Registration (Full Para-Dressage or Base) is encouraged and may be enforced (for bio-security purposes).
9 Competition licence not required Definition- Conditions - Entries open to members of the host club only Restricted Club activities for club members against other club members of the same Closed events club. Classes or training activities may be of any discipline level but must Horses do not have to be registered abide by the conditions of a closed event; AND/OR club activities for club Can only be conducted by EA Club Affiliates not members against invited EA members to a maximum level of class as Sport Affiliates or Commercial groups defined as participation activity Classes may be of any discipline level *In the discipline of Show Horse only, EA affiliated Ag Shows are exempt from Show Horse entrants requiring EA membership. Entrants into all other official Club or affiliated events require EA Participant membership at a minimum. **In the State of QLD only, Regional Events are classified as Interschool events from Rockhampton and north with EA Participant membership the minimum requirement unless wishing to qualify for QLD State Championships (EA Competitor membership then required).
10 All other Interschool events in QLD (all events south of Rockhampton) are classified as Competitive activities and EA. Competitor membership is required for entry. 2. An EA Competitor member may compete/participate at any level per discipline. An EA Participant member may only compete/participate at levels of each discipline classified as participation activities ( below the line only). For specific requirements for the allocation of grading points refer to the respective discipline rules where a competition licence is required, the member must be an EA. Competitor Member. 3. Refer to the EA Membership and Committee By-laws for membership, affiliation and registration category definitions. Article 101 International Events 1. International Events are only those Events that have been sanctioned by the FEI and are run under FEI. Rules. 2. Applications to hold an International Event must be approved by the EA National Office and the relevant EA Sport Committee in time for the FEI Calendar Deadline in the year prior to the Event 3.